Franco Trivigno

Professor - Philosophy
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Academic interests and Background

My main research interests are in Plato and in neo-Aristotelian virtue ethics. I am engaged in two general research projects: the first concerns the philosophical significance of Plato's dramatic portrayal of virtue and the other, the relationship between virtue and the psychology of violence. I am currently working on a manuscript on Plato, entitled, Plato, Tragedy and Comedy: The Role of Drama in the Pursuit of Virtue. In addition, I am putting together a co-edited volume (with Pierre Destrée) on Laughter and Comedy in Ancient Philosophy, and I am in the planning stages for a book, tentatively entitled, Aristotelian Virtue and the Psychology of Violence.

As an undergraduate, I studied Philosophy at Vassar College, and I did my graduate work at Boston University, where I completed the Dual Degree program in Philosophy and Classical Studies.  Before coming to the University of Oslo, I was Associate Professor at Marquette University.

Courses taught

Tags: Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Ethics

Publications

Bøker

  • The Philosophy and Psychology of Character and Happiness, co-edited with Nancy Snow, Routledge, 2014.
  • Laughter and Comedy in Ancient Philosophy, co-edited with Pierre Destrée, Oxford University Press, 2019.
  • Plato’s Ion: Poetry, Expertise and Inspiration, Cambridge Elements in Ancient Philosophy series, ed. J. Warren, Cambridge University Press, 2020.

Artkler

  • “Above the Law and Out for Justice: Statesman 291a-297b” in P. Dimas, M. Lane, and S. Sauvé Meyer (eds.), Plato’s Statesman: A Philosophical Discussion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021, 157-177.
  • “Was Phthonos a Comedic Emotion for Aristotle? On the Pleasure and Moral Psychology of Laughter” in The Poetics in its Aristotelian Context, eds. Malcolm Heath, Dana Munteanu and Pierre Destrée, Cambridge University Press, 2020.
  • "Plato on Laughter and Moral Harm," in Laughter and Comedy in Ancient Philosophy, eds. Pierre Destrée and Franco Trivigno, Oxford University Press, 2019.
  • “Plato” in The Oxford Handbook of Virtue, ed. N. Snow, Oxford University Press, 2018.
  • "The Goodness of Death in Oedipus at Colonus" in Oedipus in Sophocles, ed. Paul Woodruff, Oxford University Press, 2018.
  • “Diagnosing the Speech of Eryximachus in Plato’s Symposium” in Plato’s Symposium: A Critical Guide, eds. P. Destrée and Z. Giannopoulou, Cambridge University Press, 2017: 48-69.
  • “The Moral and the Literary Character of Hippias in the Hippias Major,” Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, 50 (2016): 31-65.
  • “Empathic Concern and the Pursuit of Virtue” in The Philosophy and Psychology of Character and Happiness, eds. Nancy Snow and Franco Trivigno, Routledge, 2014: 113-32.
  • “Childish Nonsense? The Value of Interpretation in Plato’s Protagoras,” Journal of the History of Philosophy, 51 (2013): 509-43.
  • “Guns and Virtue: The Virtue Ethical Case against Gun Carrying,” Public Affairs Quarterly, 27 (2013): 289-310.
  • “A Virtue Ethical Case for Pacifism” in Virtues in Action: New Essays in Applied Virtue Ethics, ed. Michael Austin, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013: 86-101.
  • “Etymology and the Power of Names in Plato’s Cratylus,” Ancient Philosophy, 32 (2012): 35-75.
  • Technê, Inspiration and Comedy in Plato’s Ion,” Apeiron, 45 (2012): 283-313.
  • “Is Good Tragedy Possible? The Argument of Gorgias 502b-503b,” Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, 41 (2011): 115-38.
  • “Philosophy and the Ordinary: On the Setting of Plato’s Lysis,” Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies, 51 (2011): 61-85.
  • “Paratragedy in Plato’s Gorgias,” Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, 36 (2009): 73-105.
  • “The Rhetoric of Parody in Plato’s Menexenus,” Philosophy and Rhetoric, 42 (2009): 29-58.
  • “Putting Unity in Its Place: Organic Unity in Plato’s Phaedrus,” Literature and Aesthetics19, special issue on “Plato’s Music,” ed. E. Benitez, 2009: 153-82.
  • Trivigno, Franco (2021). Above the Law and Out for Justice: Statesman 291a-297b. In Dimas, Panagiotis (Eds.), Plato's Statesman: A Philosophical Discussion. Oxford University Press. ISSN 9780192898296. p. 157–177.
  • Trivigno, Franco (2020). Was phthonos a Comedic Emotion for Aristotle? On the Pleasure and Moral Psychology of Laughter. In Destrée, Pierre; Heath, Malcolm & Munteaunu, Dana (Ed.), The Poetics in its Aristotelian Context. Routledge. ISSN 9780367366117. p. 66–87.
  • Trivigno, Franco (2019). Plato on Laughter and Moral Harm. In Trivigno, Franco & Destrée, Pierre (Ed.), Laughter, Humor, and Comedy in Ancient Philosophy . Oxford University Press. ISSN 978-0-19-046054-9. p. 13–34. doi: 10.1093/oso/9780190460549.003.0002.
  • Trivigno, Franco (2018). Platons dydspolitikk. Agora. ISSN 0800-7136. 35(2-3), p. 91–110. Full text in Research Archive
  • Trivigno, Franco (2018). Sokrates og andre komiske sjarlataner: Platon og Aristofanes mot sofistene. Arr - Idéhistorisk tidsskrift. ISSN 0802-7005. p. 3–15. Full text in Research Archive
  • Trivigno, Franco (2018). The Goodness of Death in Oedipus at Colonus. In Woodruff, Paul (Eds.), The Oedipus Plays of Sophocles: Philosophical Perspectives. Oxford University Press. ISSN 9780190669447. p. 209–237. doi: 10.1093/oso/9780190669447.003.0009.
  • Trivigno, Franco (2018). Paideia og lek: Dydens sang og dans i Platons Lovene. Arr - Idéhistorisk tidsskrift. ISSN 0802-7005. p. 3–15.
  • Trivigno, Franco (2018). Plato. In Snow, Nancy (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Virtue. Oxford University Press. ISSN 9780199385195. p. 85–103.
  • Trivigno, Franco (2017). A Doctor’s Folly: Diagnosing the Speech of Eryximachus. In Destrée, Pierre & Giannopoulou, Zina (Ed.), Plato's Symposium: A Critical Guide. Cambridge University Press. ISSN 9781107110052. p. 48–69. doi: 10.1017/9781316273166.004.
  • Trivigno, Franco (2016). The Moral and Literary Character of Hippias in Plato's Hippias Major. Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy (OSAP). ISSN 0265-7651. 50, p. 31–65. doi: 10.1093/acprof%3Aoso/9780198778226.003.0002.
  • Trivigno, Franco (2014). Empathic Concern and the Pursuit of Virtue. In Trivigno, Franco & Snow, Nancy (Ed.), The Philosophy and Psychology of Character and Happiness. Routledge. ISSN 978-0-415-65614-6. p. 113–132.
  • Trivigno, Franco (2013). A Virtue Ethical Case for Pacifism. In Austin, Michael (Eds.), Virtues in Action: New Essays in Applied Virtue Ethics . Palgrave Macmillan. ISSN 978-1-137-28029-9. p. 86–101. doi: 10.1057/9781137280299.0011.
  • Trivigno, Franco (2013). Guns and Virtue: The Virtue Ethical Case against Gun Carrying. Public Affairs Quarterly. ISSN 0887-0373. 27, p. 289–310.
  • Trivigno, Franco (2013). Childish Nonsense? The Value of Interpretation in Plato’s Protagoras. Journal of the history of philosophy. ISSN 0022-5053. 51, p. 509–543. doi: 10.1353/hph.2013.0083.
  • Trivigno, Franco (2012). Technê, Inspiration and Comedy in Plato’s Ion. APEIRON: a journal for ancient philosophy and science. ISSN 0003-6390. 45, p. 283–313. doi: 10.1515/apeiron-2012-0006.
  • Trivigno, Franco (2012). Etymology and the Power of Names in Plato’s Cratylus. Ancient Philosophy: A Journal devoted to Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy and Science. ISSN 0740-2007. 32, p. 35–75. doi: 10.5840/ancientphil20123213.
  • Trivigno, Franco (2011). Philosophy and the Ordinary: On the Setting of Plato’s Lysis. Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies. ISSN 0017-3916. 51, p. 61–85.
  • Trivigno, Franco (2011). Is Good Tragedy Possible? The Argument of Gorgias 502b-503b. Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy (OSAP). ISSN 0265-7651.
  • Trivigno, Franco (2009). Putting Unity in Its Place: Organic Unity in Plato’s Phaedrus. Literature and Aesthetics. ISSN 1036-9368. 19, p. 153–182.
  • Trivigno, Franco (2009). The Rhetoric of Parody in Plato’s Menexenus. Philosophy & Rhetoric. ISSN 0031-8213. 42, p. 29–58.
  • Trivigno, Franco (2009). Paratragedy in Plato’s Gorgias. Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy (OSAP). ISSN 0265-7651. 36, p. 73–105.

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  • Trivigno, Franco (2020). Plato's Ion: Poetry, Expertise, and Inspiration . Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-1-108-71345-0. 70 p.
  • Trivigno, Franco & Destrée, Pierre (2019). Laughter, Humor, and Comedy in Ancient Philosophy . Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-046054-9. 286 p.
  • Trivigno, Franco & Snow, Nancy (2014). The Philosophy and Psychology of Character and Happiness. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-65614-6. 314 p.

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  • Trivigno, Franco & Snow, Nancy (2014). Introduction. In Trivigno, Franco & Snow, Nancy (Ed.), The Philosophy and Psychology of Character and Happiness. Routledge. ISSN 978-0-415-65614-6. p. 1–12.
  • Trivigno, Franco (2013). Review of Plato’s Counterfeit Sophists by Håkan Tell. Journal of Hellenic Studies. ISSN 0075-4269. 133, p. 287–288.
  • Trivigno, Franco (2011). Review of Reason’s Dark Champions: Constructive Strategies of Sophistic Argument by C. W. Tindale . The Classical Review. ISSN 0009-840X. 61, p. 415–417.
  • Trivigno, Franco (2009). Review of Socratic Virtue by Naomi Reshotko. The Ancient History Bulletin. ISSN 0835-3638. 23, p. 197–199.
  • Trivigno, Franco (2007). Review of Plato’s Introduction of Forms by R. M. Dancy. Review of Metaphysics. ISSN 0034-6632. 61, p. 127–129.

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